Dr GRAHAM MCAULIFFE
Post-Doctoral Research Scientist in Sustainability Assessment
Sustainable Agriculture Sciences
Graham is based at the North Wyke Farm Platform, a BBSRC National Capability located in Devon. He works predominately on environmental systems modelling using the life cycle assessment (LCA) method. His recent work has focused on including human nutrition within the LCA framework, acknowledging that different agricultural production systems generate food of varying quality. Prior to this, he developed a novel approach to the LCA method which accounted for the carbon footprints of individual beef cattle, demonstrating that animal performance is strongly and negatively correlated with environmental burdens, quantitatively indicating that efficient livestock are economically and environmentally friendlier than poorly performing animals. He has also worked on environmental footprints of intensive pig production. Beyond LCA, Graham has experience in measuring greenhouse gas emissions, particularly nitrous oxide (N2O), from different pasture systems and has also worked in the fields of remote sensing and geographical information systems (GIS).
- Life cycle analysis of pasture based beef production systems
- 2019 – PhD Veterinary Science, University of Bristol, UK
- 2016 - Master of Environmental Science, University College Cork, Ireland
- 2013 - Bachelor (Hons) of Arts (Geography), University College Cork, Ireland